Organic Fertilizer Vermicompost Production: Article: Page 115

Organic Fertilizer Vermicompost Production

Organic Fertilizer Vermicompost Production.

Several organic wastes normally used as composting materials. It includes animal excreta, kitchen waste, farm residues and forest litter etc. In general, mostly cow dung and dried crop residues are the key raw materials.

There are different species of earthworms is preferred because of its high multiplication rate and thereby converts the organic matter into vermicompost within 50 days.

Manufacturing Process:
*Initially, you need to gather agro waste.
*Cut them into small pieces by hand-operated cutting machine.
*Unit should be in a cool, moist and shady site.
*Beds material size 6x3x3 feet approximate should be made.
*Agro waste material is then arranged in layers at the vermicompost bed.

*Prepare 6” layer of biodegradable agro waste at the bottom of the bed.
*Apply 1” layer of cow dung on it to decompose the agro waste for 20 days.
*Cover with cow dung slurry with 3” layer of Farm Yard Manure.
*Apply earth worm on the upper layer of bed.
*Water should be sprinkled, after the release of worms.
*Beds should be kept by a sprinkling of water (daily) and covering
with gunny bags.
*The bed should be turned once after 25 days for proper decomposition.
*Compost will get ready in days.

Market Opportunity:

Vermicompost has good sale potential over a range of crops i.e. agricultural, horticultural, vegetables etc.

Direct sale to end users includes farmers in nearby cities and municipalities.

Bulk sale to producers and distributors needs vermicompost as one of its primary components.

Market in urban areas due to the popularity among the rich residing in villages and residential areas.

Wishing you all the best,